29 Oct 2018Stockholm, Sweden

Democracy in the Age of Disinformation: Lessons from European Elections

Russian hackers and alt-right propagandists, fake news, soft facts, bots and trolls….the digital age has vastly increased the scope for international, covert and overt influence campaigns to shape elections. How do such campaigns really work? Who is behind them? What do they tell us about the nature of democracy in an era where information borders have broken down, and where we have few rules about what sort of influence is legitimate and which malign?

Peter Pomerantsev joined Sasha Havlicek and Chloe Colliver for a roundtable discussion on the changing threat and potential responses from policymakers, technology companies and civil society across Europe. Martin Kragh, head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, moderated the discussion.


26 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019

EU Cities Against Radicalisation

ISD’s Head of Strong Cities Network, Rebecca Skellett, will be a panelist at ‘EU Cities against Radicalisation’ event in Brussels on 26th February 2019.

12 Mar 2019

How We Win book launch

ISD’s Head of Strategy, Farah Pandith, will be releasing her first book, How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, due out on March 12.